Group dog walks and private dog walks each have their advantages and disadvantages. For friendly dogs, group walks can provide socialization and bonding time with other dogs, but not every dog is suited for group walks. Some dogs are fearful or just don’t enjoy being around other dogs, and others may have medical or physical limitations that prevent them from being able to keep up with a group. At Ready Pet Go, we understand that different dogs have different needs which is why we offer both private dog walks and group dog hikes.
Private Dog Walks
On a private dog walk, your dog gets the dog walker’s full, undivided attention on the walk and that we’re able to adjust the pace and length of the walk to suit your dog’s individual needs. This also gives our dog walkers the opportunity to work on loose leash walking and other good manners while they walk individual dogs.
For households with more than one dog, we’re happy to walk your dogs together or separately depending on what suits them. Generally, walking dogs from the same home together works best, but if, for example, one of your dogs is bigger, younger, or higher energy than the other, we can take them on a shorter walk together then drop one off at your house and take the other on a longer walk.
Group Dog Hikes
On a group dog hike, your dog will join up to three other doggy friends on a 1-2 hour hike in the woods. We evaluate all dogs before they join our group hikes to ensure that they get along well with other dogs and are able to walk well in group.
If you have more questions about our dog walking or dog hiking services or would like to schedule a meeting with one of our dog walkers, please contact us or give us a call at 240-221-5335.